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September Egg Production Up 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
24 October 2006, at 2:44pm

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.42 billion during September 2006, up 1 percent from last year.

Production included 6.38 billion table eggs, and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 977 million were broiler-type and 63 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2006 averaged 343 million, up slightly from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,165 eggs, up slightly from September 2005.

All layers in the U.S. on October 1, 2006, totaled 343 million, up slightly from last year. The 343 million layers consisted of 288 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.65 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2006, averaged 71.7 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from October 1, 2005.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 10 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2006 totaled 36.8 million, up 10 percent from September 2005. Eggs in incubators totaled 35.2 million on October 1, 2006, up 4 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 243,000 during September 2006, down 35 percent from September 2005.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2006 totaled 772 million, up slightly from September 2005. Eggs in incubators totaled 632 million on October 1, 2006, up slightly from a year earlier. Leading breeders placed 7.06 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2006, down 1 percent from September 2005.

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